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Yoga Poses for Emotional Healing

Two wonderful beginning standing Yoga poses that help to develop skills of present awareness, balance and wholeness are Tadasana or Mountain Pose and Tree Pose. Practicing Mountain Pose in a very aware manner will help a trauma survivor to simply feel more and be more in his or her body.

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Yoga of the Heart: Anahatasana

For some Yogis or Yoginis, the emphasis on finding and keeping an ideal romantic partner can bring up a deep sense of loss for a relationship that seemed so perfect in the beginning, but then became unsustainable as time went on. This deep longing for a perfect romantic partner, who offers us unconditional love and unquenchable support all the time, can propel many of us into less than ideal partnerships. When these partnerships dissolve, our hearts may feel deep grief and loss for months, or even years to come.

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Yoga Pose for Runners: Natarajasana

If you are an avid runner, you may experience classic running injuries over time. Some of the more common injuries that runners experience are torn Achilles’ tendons, sore knees and a tight lower back. Alternating the surface on which you run will help to ameliorate knee injuries.

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Bow Pose for Creativity

There are a number of Yoga poses, breathing exercises and contemplative techniques that will help to fan the fires of creativity and give you the energy to bring your creative projects to completion. Back bending Yoga poses are profoundly effective at releasing unproductive holding patterns all along the front side of the body.

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Yoga Asana: The Pros and Cons of Headstand

According to William Broad, author of The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards, Headstand is one of the most risky poses yoga offers. He notes that any pose like Headstand, which can torque the neck, can tear arterial linings, causing blood clots and, ultimately, strokes.

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The Three Strangest Poses in Bikram Yoga

Performed in a studio heated to approximately 105 degrees Fahrenheit, Bikram Yoga aims to promote deeper stretching, restoring health to every part of the body. A Bikram Yoga series consists of 26 asanas, or postures, and two breathing exercises. In each Bikram Yoga asana, a particular part of the body is compressed, temporarily restricting blood flow to that part of the body.

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